The Grapevine

Weekend Food & Wine Pairing: Champagne Partners

March 22nd, 2013

In light of yesterday’s What They’re Reading item about Champagne’s medicinal values for your memory, we couldn’t resist a great Champagne pairing. [level-members]From Food & Wine, we’re recommending this Grilled Chicken Breasts with Grapefruit Glaze.

For a partner, you don’t have to stick with Champagne. A good sparkler from any region will do. Seek out (and recommend to your customers) with good acidity (to take on the grapefruit) and a low to moderate alcohol level.

If you’re in the mood for bubbles but not for chicken, Wine Folly offers 10 Unique Champagne Pairings.

Maybe you want to start off with some fried mushrooms or a mac ‘n cheese appetizer before moving on to butternut squash ravioli in brown butter and sage or fish tacos. [/level-members]